A fundraising campaign has been established to deliver Christmas gifts to asylum seekers staying in Skegness hotels.
This comes after five hotels in the seaside town were closed to host asylum seekers, causing alarm among locals.
East Lindsey District District is now exploring legal action after the victory of another coastal council in obtaining a temporary injunction to preserve their tourist economy.
Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness, has also called the housing of asylum seekers in Skegness a “unfair burden.”
Despite local residents’ fears, a new GoFundMe campaign has been launched to deliver a small present to the men at these motels, including a toiletry, a warm garment of clothing, and a sweet treat.
The fundraising has raised over £1,000 and is still going strong, with an ultimate goal of £3,750. The fundraiser’s organiser stated: “A group of friends and I have decided to get together to provide small gifts for some of these people to open on Christmas Day.”
“Following a recent article on the BBC website we are focusing on several hotels in Skegness where around 250 men are currently residing. We have been in contact with a local food bank and church who are happy to distribute the gifts to the men.”